Showing posts with label Chile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chile. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Chilean villagers suffer water shortages because of Europeans’ love for avocado

avocado farming requires massive water use
Locals don’t benefit from avocado business in Chile; a peasant in Petorca doesn't have water to irrigate plants, raise animals; the river is dry and life is unbearable, Alexander Panez Pinto, Modatima, told RT.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

6.3-magnitude quake hits 76km S of Putre, Chile

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted 76km S of Putre, Chile at 01:06:42 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

Landslide destroys village
A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Unusual snowfall causes blackouts in Santiago, Chile

snowfall in Santiago
Chilean emergency officials said about 250,000 people lost power in the capital of Santiago following a rare snowfall, which also created conditions for car crashes.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chile Rocked by 6.9 quake; No Major Damage Reported (Local time: 18:38, Depth 10 km)

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Russian plane arrives in Chile to help extinguish wildfires

An Ilyushin Il-76 plane has arrived in Chile to help extinguish raging wildfires and protect local communities, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told TASS on Monday.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chile's 'most brutal fire in history' kills six

Chile's Ministry of Interior and Public Safety said at least six people have died in fires that have consumed nearly 1,000 square miles of forest.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Catastrophe declared as forest fires rage across Chile

Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile yesterday as crews fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Chile issues tsunami alert, orders evacuations after powerful 7.6 earthquake (local time 11:22, Depth 47 km)

Evacuation orders are in effect in coastal areas in four southern regions following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake that hit Quellon, a town on Chile's Chiloe Island, prompting officials to issue a tsunami alert.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chilean heat wave breaks record temperature set a century ago

A heat wave brought blistering temperatures to the streets of Chile’s capital city, Santiago, on Wednesday and broke a century-old record as thermometers reached 37.3 Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit).

Monday, November 21, 2016

6.4-magnitude quake reported in west-central Argentina (local time: 17:57, Depth 116 km)

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in west-central Argentina at 5:57 p.m. local time (20:57 GMT) Sunday, the US Geological Service (USGS) reported.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Earthquake 6.4-magnitude shakes Chile's capital, no damage reported (Local time: 13:20, Depth 80 km)

A 6.4-magnitude quake rattled Chile's capital Santiago on Friday, shaking buildings, but authorities said there was no immediate damage reported.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Chile to create largest marine reserve in Americas

Chile has announced the creation of the largest marine reserve in the Americas, the 300,000-square-kilometer Nazca Desventuradas Marine Park.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Researchers tap GPS for faster tsunami warnings

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, believe that global position system (GPS) instruments could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a tsunami.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Latin America's solar energy potential being tapped

Latin America's solar energy potential has drawn world attention and will be fully tapped as global solar companies start to invest in a host of regional countries.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Registran un sismo de magnitud 6,2 en Chile

Un sismo de magnitud 6,2 se ha producido en Chile. El temblor se ha registrado a las 21:00 GMT a unos 69 kilómetros al noroeste de la localidad de Taltal. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Se inicia la construcción del telescopio más grande del mundo en Chile (video)

Autoridades chilenas y miembros de un consorcio internacional que incluye a Australia, Brasil, Corea del Sur y Estados Unidos inauguraron las obras para construir el Telescopio Gigante de Magallanes, confirmando el norte de Chile como el mayor centro de observación espacial del mundo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

6.9-magnitude quake hits Chile

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted 88km NW of Coquimbo, Chile at 01:54:37 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chile to build 1st earthquake research center

Chile announced said on Thursday that it intends to create its first high-level seismological center to share its ample experience in dealing with earthquakes with other countries.8 Chilean Vice Minister of the Interior Mahmud Aleuy made the proposal during a meeting with a group of politicians, academics and experts, which was held to discuss Chile's seismological defenses in the future and how to share its know-how with the rest of the world.

EL News